Audrey Fischer of the Librarys Public Affairs Office offers this guest blog item for Saturday:
April 24 marks the Librarys 210th anniversary. Let it be said that the nations oldest federal cultural institution keeps getting better with age.
In 2000, the Library of Congress celebrated its bicentennial. That same year it embarked on a mission to lead the nations effort to preserve at-risk digital collections. It was perhaps that leadership effort and the institutions foray into Web 2.0 that positioned the Library to answer the call to preserve Twitters digital archive of public tweets.
From cuneiform tablets to concise e-messages, and everything in between, the nations librarynow in its third century continues to fulfill its mission to preserve the record of human creativity.